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Where is the Cheapest Place to Get Dental Implants?

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/26/2017 9:45 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

For many people, dental implants are a “good news/bad news” story. 

The good news is that your dentist tells you that dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing your missing tooth/teeth, because they’re extremely durable, and can be made to look and feel just like natural teeth. 

However, the bad news is that you’re being quoted fees that are between excessive and prohibitive. Indeed, a single dental implant can cost around $5,000. And even if you have dental insurance, checking out the fine print in your policy will likely reveal that you have a maximum annual claims allowance of about $1,000, which leaves you on the hook for $4,000. What’s more, we’re just talking about one dental implant here. If you need two or more, the out-of-pocket costs skyrocket. 

For decades, this predicament was inescapable -- and that meant millions of people who needed dental implant(s) to improve their health and appearance were unable to solve their problem. But things today are very different and much better, and it’s all thanks to dental tourism. 

First of all, dental tourism isn’t new. Like medical tourism in general, dental tourism has been around for more than a century. Yet in the past, it was ironically an option for the wealthy. That is, only people with plenty of money could afford to head abroad for dental treatment, and they typically did so not out of any financial need, but because it was expedient to combine a vacation with having dental work done (i.e. they could recover on a beach hammock or elegant 5-star hotel).

Or in other cases, dental tourism was simply more convenient for people who lived in smaller cities and rural areas, in which dentists lacked the equipment or specialization to perform certain treatments. In this scenario, most people’s dental tourism experience was within their state or to another state, and typically not to another country.  

However, what’s new today is that dental tourism is an option for virtually EVERYONE, because it’s affordable, as well as safe and supported by a booming dental tourism/medical tourism industry. For example, the average cost of a dental implant is about:

  • $475 in Hungary
  • $550 in Costa Rica
  • $550 in Spain
  • $750 in Mexico
  • $750 in Thailand
  • $1,350 in Malaysia

Compared to the $5,000 (or above) cost of a dental implant in the U.S., it’s easy to see why millions of Americans – as well as people from the UK, Canada, Australia and many other countries – are heading for the airport instead of their local dentist.

With the above average and estimated figured in mind, there are other ways that you can potentially reduce the cost of dental implants abroad. These include:

  • If possible, plan your trip ahead of time vs. at the last minute. This gives you more flight and hotel options.
  • Consider talking to your dentist about possibly having your implant made from resin instead of ceramic or porcelain.
  • Other health issues, such as high blood pressure, can make dental surgery more complex – which translates into higher fees. If possible, take steps to reduce these complications prior to booking your treatment.
  • If you need more than one dental implant, you may be able to negotiate a discount.
  • Book with a proven dental tourism partner who will plan all of the logistics, including paying the bill on your behalf so you aren’t faced with any surprises or are “dinged” by currency exchange fees. 

Learn More

To learn more about finding the cheapest place to get dental implants, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, and we’ll help you choose the right dentist and destination that fits your needs AND you budget!

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Topics: Dental Medical Tourism

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